Constipation

Functional constipation is a common problem in childhood affecting up to 15% of infants under the age of one. We provide information to support healthcare professionals in the diagnosis and management of this condition.

Baby symptom checker

3 min read
24th Jan 2019

Up to 50% of all babies in the UK experience feeding-related problems in their first year – these usually appear within the early weeks of a baby’s life and can be exhausting and stressful for new parents.

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A topic in 10 questions: how to manage infant constipation

5 min read
24th Dec 2018

Constipation is the most common cause of abdominal pain in infants seen by healthcare professionals. Tess Mobberley offers advice on managing this distressing condition.

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Constipation: why early diagnosis is vital

5 min read
24th Dec 2018

Health visitors play a key supportive role to the families of infants and toddlers experiencing constipation, says expert Dr Jenny Gordon. Offered in tandem with an effective treatment plan, this lessens distress and discomfort and helps to ensure that it does not develop into a chronic condition.

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Constipation in infancy

5 min read
24th Dec 2018

Professor David Candy, Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist, offers recommendations on how to treat constipation in infancy.

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Diagnosis and management of functional gastrointestinal disorders: a guide for healthcare professionals

5 min read
27th Nov 2018
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Gut changes: a baby’s first year

2 min read
27th Nov 2018
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Lunch and learns: the diagnosis and management of food allergy in infants, with a focus on cow’s milk allergy

3 min read
15th Oct 2018
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The costs of functional gastrointestinal disorders and related signs and symptoms in infants: a summary for healthcare professionals

3 min read
17th Sep 2018
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Optimising the management of functional gastrointestinal disorders in infants — a summary for healthcare professionals

3 min read
17th Sep 2018
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